Japanese Sword books in English. These are "must have" books for serious students and collectors
of Japanese swords and fittings. Harry "Afu" Watson is definitely
one of the "good guys".
/ AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community
as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.
Overview of many publications available on Iai and Japanese
and Armour / This web site has been put together as an aid
to anyone collecting or dealing in Arms and Armour. Visit their
"Japanese Swords" page.
Rare Books / Many old and rare books on Japan and Japanese
List / The Traditional Japanese Bujutsu List covers many Japanese
styles along with a short history of each.
/ The Martial Arts Link Site. Feel free to add your own link.
There are 1979 Martial Arts related links for you to choose from.
Also check out the 2334 unvalidated links.
/ A Martial Arts Bookservice.
Castle / Kiku.com has virtual castle tours, woodblock prints
of many historical samurai, and quite a few related links.
T's "Nihon-to Random Thoughts" Page / An
interesting collection of essays about the traditions behind
Japanese Swords and Swordsmanship.
/ Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences.
/ The Online budo journal of classical japanese martial arts and
of terms used in Japanese Sword Arts. An extensive list of words
and their definitions. No Longer Available.???
Books / We are currently operating as a book search service
based in Japan. We specialize in new, used, and rare martial arts
books and materials in English and Japanese.
Culture / Excellent site covering all aspects of Japanese
culture. A great resource!
Sword Arts FAQ version 2.9 / August 15, 2001by Neil Gendzwill
Japanese Sword Index / Absolutely one of the best sites around,
a "must-visit". There is a tremendous amount of really good information
about Japanese Swords on this site from Richard Stein. Mr. Stein
has created a wonderful site to the benefit of everyone who visits
it and is to be commended.
Sword Society of the U.S. / The JSSUS puts out a bimonthly
Newsletter which consists of forty or so pages of sword study
material, pictures, and rubbings of specific blades and sword
fittings, book reviews, news of sword shows and exhibitions, and
anything else which might be of interest to its membership.
JapaneseToken Books /
Specializing in Books for Japanese Swords Sword Mountings Sword
A great (just about the only) source for accurate, authoritative,
and complete information about the Japanese martial arts. Dedicated
to providing the highest quality, well-researched, verifiable
material. Also check out "The
Good Stuff: Some Great Books You Really Oughta Read" by Meik
for Appreciating the Japanese Sword / A pamphlet by Nippon
Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai. Thank you to Peter Neuhaus for taking
the time to put this on the web.
/ This very nice site by Alan Quinn has a great deal of unique
information related to the Japanese Sword including time periods,
calendars, and provinces, as well as information on reading dates,
inscriptions, judging sword types, blade characteristics, and
Online / Journal of Japanese Cultural Arts. Over 855 links
in 62 categories.
/ This Ryu is responsible for many of the rules governing Samurai
etiquette and behavior.
Yanagawa Society for the Preservation of Martial Ways.
Book Gallery / Books on Asian arts and Asian studies. Paragon
has been the foremost source in the United States for books on
Asia since 1948.
B&P Inc. / Specializing in books about the Martial Arts.
Founded and operated by martial artists since 1969.
Archives / This page deals with the military aspects of Old
Japan, and as such devotes considerable space to the warriors
themselves, along with descriptions of battles and various other
Japanese Bookstore / "The Source for Japanese Books".
Japanese Swordbooks, Supplies. Specialists in books related
to the study & appreciation of the Japanese sword as art.
/ An informative site by John Tirado regarding Saya and Habaki
/ A great source of links to Japanese Sword related sites.
arms Resources Page / A great source of links to European
and Japanese Sword related sites.
Art of Tsukamaki / by Thomas L. Buck, Ph.D., a page filled
with information and photos showing how to do your own handle
Japanese Sword Page / More information from Thomas Buck about
the Japanese Sword.
Virtual Library / "We aim to have the most complete index
of martial arts (and resources) sites on the web". As in any
index, the commentary will be little, if any.
The W.M. Hawley Library
/ An interesting collection of books and monographs relating to
Japanese Swords, swordsmanship, and Asian Art. You really should
check out this site, it has everything you never thought you needed,
but would like to have. You will always find something fun.
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